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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 6, March 23 - April 5 1989
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Chapel Hill’s new mayor, Jonathan Howes, has gained respect for his fairness, his ability to get things done, and his ability to get people to work together. Several of his contributions and issues are profiled, as well as the challenges ahead which will determine his re-election. Howes has repaired relations with UNC-Chapel Hill and created a growth plan, but will face concerns over a possible tax increase, local water problems, and others. All of this will have voters left to decide if he deserves re-election.
E. Lawrence Davis is the new chair of the Democratic Party in North Carolina. Davis is one of the most conservative Democratic chairs in the nation and has changed many of his progressive positions on issues like the environment to more conservative positions. One of his main goals is to attract more conservative white men to the party and is working to do this through NC Democratic Party politics.